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Events

July 2014


New Affirmative Action Rules for Federal Contractors

Date/Time: 7/23/2014, 8:30am-9:30am
Location: Webinar
Notes: *Are you a Federal contractor with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000.00 or $100,000.00 in Federal contracts? If you answered yes to this question, you should be interested in new regulations out of the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Effective March 2014, Federal contractors that met the above criteria will have some new requirements regarding their Affirmative Action programs and plans for Individuals with Disabilities and/or Veterans.

Influence - How To Achieve Winning Outcomes

Date/Time: 7/29/2014 - 7/30/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on building the skills that lead to influencing winning outcomes.

August 2014


Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 8/12/2014 - 8/13/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

Gemba Walks: A Process for Leading the Organization

Date/Time: 8/12/2014 - 8/13/2014, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Nationwide Insurance, 1100 Locust Ave, Des Moines, IA
Notes: Day 1 What is the purpose of a gemba walk? Why take a walk? What do we hope to accomplish?What is the process of a gemba walk? How do we take a walk? What are we looking for and why?What are the people issues associated with a gemba walk? What does respect for people really mean? Understanding and managing our impact. Basic Leadership/Management behavior and principles: Go See, Ask Why, Show Respect - What these things really mean and how they factor into a gemba walk Looking at and understanding process rather than just looking at results Management as science and discipline rather than art Lean leadership behaviors and methods Thinking about our management systems and how they drive behavior, thinking and business results What is the "work" and the added value of management? Processes and tools/methods to accomplish the value-added of management Understanding the "right" tool at the right level in the organization. Exercises to help participants internalize key concepts Summary and Q&A Day 2 Putting Day 1 learning into action Take a gemba walk and talk about what we see. Debrief after the gemba walk Develop a plan for our second gemba walk. Take another gemba walk and talk about what we see Debrief on differences between our first and second walk Summary and Q&A

Iowa ExporTech Event (Session 3 of 3)

Date/Time: 8/13/2014, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau, 5400 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Notes: ExporTech assists companies to develop their strategic export growth plans, and provides connections with expert resources that help manage all aspects of the export business. The program is customized to focus on those areas where participating companies need the most help. The event consists of three full-day sessions with a month in-between each session and is co-sponsored by NIST-MEP and the US Commercial Service, together with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, US Small Business Administration, Iowa Small Business Development Centers, the Iowa Farm Bureau, and the Center for Industrial Research and Service at Iowa State University . The dates for this event are June 10th, July 9th, and August 13th, 2014 and is being held in West Des Moines. If you are interested to learn more or would like to apply to participate in the program please contact any of the event partners or Marc Schneider at CIRAS (maschn@iastate.edu).

BizTalk Mastermind Group: What is the marketing to you and what are some challenges?

Date/Time: 8/21/2014, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Webinar-Virtual Discussion Group
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

If Not You Then Who? Leadership & Personal Engagement

Date/Time: 8/26/2014, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Waterloo, Iowa
Notes: Dan Sullivan from TBM (Time Based Manufacturing - a Lean consulting company used by several Iowa based companies and leading organizations around the world) will lead off with an engaging teaching session, "If Not You, Then Who". This will be followed by breakout sessions where each group will discuss the personal barriers they have and explore approaches to overcome them.

Food Microbiology Industry Short Course

Date/Time: 8/28/2014 - 8/29/2014, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Ames, IA Iowa State University
Notes: Iowa State University’s Food Microbiology groups will provide insight on the ecology of microorganisms in foods, detection, and enumeration, isolation, and identification methods for food-borne pathogens, toxins, and contaminants that may occur in a food plant environment. Our course will combine classroom lectures with laboratory environment on the fundamentals of food microbiology and food safety. Attendees will develop a detailed understanding of the methods used to isolate important spoilage microorganisms and food-borne pathogens and the role of food microbiologist in ensuring safe food products. Specific emphasis will be placed on E. coli O157:H7, Listeria, Salmonella, Campylobacter, spoilage and mycotoxigenic fungi, and mycotoxins.

September 2014


ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 9/3/2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Northwest Iowa Community College | 603 W Park Street | Building A | Sheldon, IA 51201
Notes: Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

4th Annual Corridor Procurement Conference

Date/Time: 9/10/2014, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Federal, state and local governments purchase more than $200 billion each year to keep their organizations running. Come learn how to get the attention of government buyers, as well as how to connect with business resources, and contractors looking for subcontractors and suppliers to add to their teams.

Outclass Your Competition: Business Etiquette and Dining Tutorial

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: The Des Moines Embassy Club
Notes: A half-day workshop on business etiquette and dining skills

IMPACT II: The Next Step in Polishing Your Communication

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop exclusively for IMPACT Graduates only. This session is the next step in mastering your communication and presentation skills.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Social Media for B2B and B2G

Date/Time: 9/18/2014, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group-Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

October 2014


ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 10/1/2014, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: TBD-Northwest Iowa
Notes: Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details. A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

Iowa Lean Consortium Fall Conference

Date/Time: 10/2/2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Keynote: David Mann; Information coming soon.

Influence - How To Achieve Winning Outcomes

Date/Time: 10/7/2014 - 10/8/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on building the skills that lead to influencing winning outcomes.

Introduction to NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements Training (Colombia, Panama, Korea)

Date/Time: 10/8/2014, 8:30am-4:30pn
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau - West Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: Topics covered: Understand how to determine if your products qualify for NAFTA Learn how to use the NAFTA Rules of Origin – AKA Annex 401 Overview of the three new FTA's (Colombia, Panama, S. Korea) NAFTA Certificates of Origins – common errors, when you should/shouldn't fill one out. Understand preference criteria A-F – how do you determine the one for which your goods qualify? Supporting documentation – how do you obtain one and when should you use a manufacturer's affidavit? Formulas for determining regional value content or a change in tariff classification. Fungible goods and materials/De Minimis – what are they and how does this affect you?

Iowa's Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: DMACC FFA Enrichment Center Ankeny, IA
Notes: More Information Coming Soon!

Championing Innovation and Leading Change

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop on building the skills to handle and manage change.

Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 10/14/2014 - 10/15/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

HACCP Workshop for Meat, Poultry and Egg Plants

Date/Time: 10/16/2014 - 10/18/2014, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory in Ames, Iowa
Notes: The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation. Individuals that complete the course will receive a certificate indicating they are a HACCP trained individual and their name will be added to a registry of HACCP trained individuals that is maintained by the International Meat & Poultry HACCP Alliance. This course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Linked In Tutorial for B2B and B2G businesses

Date/Time: 10/16/2014, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

November 2014


Save the Dates: Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp

Date/Time: 11/3/2014, 9:30-4:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover how to take charge of your website and make it a truly effective marketing tool! Information available soon.

Outcome-Driven Selling

Date/Time: 11/4/2014 - 11/5/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on effective selling skills

Save the dates! Video Marketing Boot Camp

Date/Time: 11/10/2014 - 11/11/2014, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover how to improve your business with online video marketing! Information available soon.

Basic Sausage Short Course

Date/Time: 11/11/2014 - 11/13/2014, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available.

ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 11/12/2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Den Hartog Industries | 4010 Hospers Drive S | Hospers, IA 51238
Notes: ?Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details. A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Grab Bag (Member Choice)

Date/Time: 11/20/2014, 7:00am-12:00pm
Location: Online Discussion Group-Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

December 2014


Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 12/9/2014 - 12/10/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

January 2015


Cured Meat Short Course

Date/Time: 1/13/2015 - 1/15/2015, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information bout the latest technology available.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: New year, time to dust off that marketing plan.

Date/Time: 1/15/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

February 2015


BizTalk Mastermind Group: Business Resourse Speakers TBD

Date/Time: 2/19/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.